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Latest posts by KT53

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 16:33

I have a number of pots of oriental lilies.  The flowering stems have all turned brown.  What do I need to do for overwintering? Should I remove the flower stems, should I remove the bulbs from the pots...??

Free offers

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 18:44

I've just started regenerating a garden so I'm always on the lookout for ways to save a quid or 2.  So far I've only succumbed to the freebies where you pay P&P only and I've been happy with what I've received.

lets chat

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 21:05

I think it's probably too early to say, but at present I can't see Labour winning and hope it remains that way.  They've messed it up every time they've been in power previously.

Free offers

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:29

All you can do is check the normal selling price and make your own decision. 

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:28

I don't know why, but I thought I'd try ordering again.  This time it worked without adding p&p a second time.  I accessed the system in exactly the same way I accessed first time round so it looks like their system may be a bit flakey.  Just be aware when placing an order that you need to check that you aren't being charged twice.

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:32

Fothergills are getting sneaky.  The advertising says 36 tulip bulbs for £5.60 p&p but when you try to order they add a further charge if you haven't ordered any other items.

Watch out for that.

when-to-start-feeding-new-turf-laid-lawn

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 20:17

Blimey, the autumn feed worked well!!

I applied the feed on the 10th of September and it rained on the 12th so great timing.  As it also rained that weekend I couldn't get the mower out.  Went away the next week for a long weekend and came back to a wonderfully green lawn with about 4" of growth.  Cut it yesterday and almost filled the green waste bin.

One thing I have learnt is that you do need to be accurate when going up and down the lawn with the feeder.  There were 2 strips where I had missed completely and the grass was little over an inch high.  Also a couple of patches where too much had gone down and the grass has been scorched.  Only small areas so easily fixed.

Garden height

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:53

You could put a couple of raised beds beyond the patio and then revert to the normal level behind that. It would have the advantage of not affecting the fences on either side and being much cheaper than raising the level of the whole garden.

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 14:08

Looks like jantkinapyar got out of the wrong side of the bed today!  The response from GW via Daniel came within 24 hours of the original post in the thread.  I don't think that is an excessive delay. 

I guess that Daniel does have more to do in his day than sit glued to this forum!

By the way, I have no connection withe Daniel or GW, but do believe in giving people credit where it's due.

Current problems with forum and login

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 20:46

Everything working OK for me now.

Did the techies "Turn it off and turn it back on again"?  That's what I used to tell the users to do back in the day when I worked on tech support If that didn't work I would have thought they would have known where to kick / thump to resolve the problem.

That's the problem with 'technical advances' the old fixes don't work any more!

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